I find they aften are not "clinching" the rim seat. I have had several tht I could move the tire on the rim when inlfated to the high pressure the tire was rated for. It was sitting in the well of the rim but not tight to it.
Very high pressure is no advantage anyway, you reach a point at which rolling resistance gets no lower but rough ride and lack of grip skyrocket.
Just because you have done something for thousands of miles, does not make it smart. I have driven a hotrod VW with no interior, an open exhaust, and no heat for three years with no trouble. That does not make it a something everyone should do.(I also trackskid my Jet Specials)
A regular clincher is a the best choice for most riders. Easy to fix. Light. Rolling resistance is as low or lower than tubulars. Cheaper. If you do not have a tubular wheel set but feel like spending $100 for a single tire clincher/tubulars are great. The exception might be cyclocross, clincher tubulars are less prone to pinch flatting, so the ability to run LOWER pressure can come in handy.
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