I recently switched my bars to Salsa Cowchippers which have a pretty large flair. I really really like the angle this lets me put the shifters at. I have a jacked up shoulder and elbow and having that angle on the hoods makes everything feel better. The drops themselves I could take or leave. It feels wide, but i presume i will get used to it like anything else.
My question is, is this going to be a bad idea if i try my hand at crits this spring if racing returns? To my eye it looks like the flair would make it more likely you would hook bars with someone. In the real world in cat 4/5 racing is this going to be a thing?
If it is going to be a thing, does anyone know of a bar that would let me get this angle in the hoods without resulting in my brake lever not being anywhere near my hands when in the drops?