Fat Chance Fan
Ha. A refreshingly honest answer!hmm . . . the E wings, i haven't really ridden the bike yet, i'm waiting till the weather is a little better so it'll be march i think before it's in regular rotation!
that said why the Ewings, the reason i went for them was posing . . . yes, i'm a little embarrassed about that but whatever, about 6 months ago i told the Kona rep (who i have known for about 20 years prior to him working in the trade) that i wanted to do this, he said that sounds really cool, well he went to the international sales meeting that happens once a year, this time at the european head office in Monaco, he mentioned it to the US Marketing manager what i was planning, from that point on he was pushing for pictures, it was at this point i realised it was gonna be a Dream build bike, up until that point it was just gonna be something cool for me . . . but with the pressure of a "dream build" it has to be dream spec, because i was gonna be using the Cane Creek fork i thought i'd have a Cane Creek theme, so fork/cranks/headset and BB, the other part theme is the Burgtec parts, bar/stem/pedals etc.
so that's the "why", but to be honest i haven't got an opinion on them yet, they are lovely to look at, and the quality is spot on, would i buy them instead of Sram, yes, absolutely, out of choice i wouldn't run any Sram componentry ever, i think it's a terrible product, promises a lot, and never delivers, terrible material, prone to failing, and wears out very quickly, but i don't want to get in to a sram V shimano boring converstaion, i hate the stuff it's that simple. if i wasn't gonna run E wings i'd choose xt or xtr cranks instead with out thinking of any other crankset out there.