Do people have thoughts on this article?
To give you a synopsis, this guy, who works for Compass tyres, is saying don't run road tubeless tyres at anything higher than 60 PSI as you run the risk of the tyre blowing off the rim.
Finally, road bikes, with narrower tires, are going tubeless, too. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing: There are more and more reports of tires blowing off the rims. What is going on? Why are tires with inner tubes safe at high pressures, but the same tires sometimes blow off the rim when mounted tubeless?
As flexible as inner tubes are, they get to a point where they don’t stretch any farther – pull on a tube, and you’ll notice this. That makes it very hard for the tire to blow off the rim.
I run latex tubes when I run tubes and they can stretch 7 times their size compared to 2-3 (?) times their size of butyl. So that means using latex tubes will see the tyre blow off the rim? I haven't experienced that in about 2 years of running latex.
Later in the comments, someone asked the question I was wanting to ask, did this tester use a tubeless compatible rim? He responded with:
I don’t know what rim the tester used, but it was probably whatever the test bike came with.
I then chimed in and asked again and he responded with:
Of course it was a tubeless-compatible rim. These testers are not hobbyists, they are testing bikes from the big manufacturers, set up by the makers themselves.
So a few people, including the author mentioned this test:
When mounting a tire tubeless, first inflate it 20% higher than the pressure you’ll be riding. Let it sit for a while to make sure it will not blow off your rim. Then decrease the pressure before you ride the bike. That way, you know that you aren’t at the upper pressure limit for that particular tire/rim combination.
Others were saying 50% higher pressure and leave over night. Does anyone here do such a test?