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Respectfully disagreeing, here.
Double groove handlebars are designed for Campy ErgoPower shifters which run both the brake and shifter cables under the handlebar tape. The grooves both run from the lever toward the stem.
Bar end shifters run the cable under the tape, but usually only along the bottom of the bar until it curves upward. I don't know of any handlebars that have a groove in that location.
Bottom line: you don't need a double groove handlebar for bar end shifters. The second groove won't do you any good because it is in the wrong location. It won't do you any harm either. You want a single groove bar but could effectively use either.
Edit: I was respectfully disagreeing with Phatman. I respectfully agree with Fixer who posted faster than me.
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