I’m quite exclusive to tubulars as well. In my opinion they offer:
- Best riding feel
- Lightest wheelset and tire combinations
- No major safety concerns if disaster strikes (fast puncture at high speed)
- No reason to worry about rims heating up innertubes to the point of explosion during continuous rim braking.
They are more laboursome to work on than clinchers, but I’m not too bothered about that. One thing I have learnt is that a single tubular wheelset cannot be your only wheelset. When done properly, changing a tubular tire always takes considerably more than 15 minutes. That unexpected slow puncture will most likely show up when you have less than 15 minutes to do something about it.
Truing wheels with hidden nipples is the only time I feel like tubulars are too much to work on. It is such a pain to pull a perfectly good tire from the rim just to work on the nipples.