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Flared bars - comfort?

I'm going to build up a winter/gravel frame in the coming weeks and interested in hearing your experiences of flared bars. I get the increased control aspect but do they also make the drops more accessible? I usually ride on the hoods so I'm wondering the canted position of the hoods on this bar type is comfortable? Also very interested to hear if it helps with/makes worse hand numbness as I do get some numbness in thumb and index on long rides. Currently I rarely use the drops, it's all hoods and tops.

FWIW I also ride MTB flat bars which I find awful for hand numbness so I'm quite cautious about messing about with a standard road position which is mostly comfortable.

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