Saw this last night . As a user of “inner bar ends” I am dumbfounded. I cannot see the logic here, as they are ergonomic, safe (can still operate brakes, lockouts, and shift gears), and absolutely prevent my hand from slipping over the bar which could happen from changing the position from a full wrap to over the top. If this was about safety and aggressive aero positions on MTB, you would think they would ban riders from holding the fork crown, or limit the positions.
Does anyone know what caused this? Traditional bar end location is still OK (but no controls access).