Interrupter brakes require the brake cable to angle away from the bar to meet the lever at the proper point as shown in the picture below. You can see the handlebar tape doesn't carry on closer to the ...
I currently have traditional drop bars and cross (interrupter) brake levers. I like the interrupters and use them a lot. But I'm going to get a compact drop bar (FSA Omega Compact bar on order), and ...