I didn’t read all the comments, so excuse me if some of the things I am about to say are already said.
This is how I understand this situation.
Specialized - We designed an awesome aero lightweight wheel, order 10,000 rims
Segan - Ya Buddy! smack pop, rim blows out
Specialized corporate - shit what happened?
Specialized engineer - The rim bed is cracking and the sidewalls blow out from the pressure release because the carbon lay-up is too thin. we only tested the wheels with tubes which acts and affects failures different.
Specialized marketing/sales - Shit we have 10,000 rims, we cant eat this massive inventory. Sell them as tube only go go go.
Specialized corporate - wait a second, hey engineering can you test the shit out of this so we can make a new safety standard and stomp a bunch of competition for a while?
Specialized Engineering - on it, will data test the shit out of this
Specialized Marketing - Okay cool all of the CLX rims are sold out now, post new campaign “Check out the CLX II, its the same shape and design but with thicker carbon… this is such a big deal we are introducing a standard to protect you and the wheels are now somehow faster”
Every other wheel company - you went to a single bladder design for cost and shape and didn’t add air weep holes like your old wheels which we still do and you admitted they passed your new protocol??? Now we are going to get regulated and close our doors.
Specialized Corporate - yup, we are specialized bitch!
I will admit that I own a bunch of specialized product but dang that is a vicious industry to be in haha. I do remember this exact issue happening to Enve SES 7.8 wheels also when ran tubeless. They had the same issue at first and a lot of triathletes ran them at 100psi.