If you remember @Xela, he runs one on a gravel bike and that was based, from what I recall, the need/desire for dependability in the DK200
But...looks and weight are and it definitely depends on what you are doing I get where you are going with that it just wouldn't be for me ( definitely a niche market) as far I can tell. It's kind like the whole tire width thing in the mtb world where for a year or two the industry tried sooooo desperately to get everyone to go as wide as they could. It's like I have all this gearing on my current mtb that I've never had before and generally I don't use the low geared cogs and really only the high gears on the road or some serious open flats. Leaves a lot of unused gearing really but they did a good job driving the standard up to 12 speed, yes?Personally, I'd love to play with a bike featuring a pinion system, shaft drive, fat tires, and disc brakes. Plus mud. Lots of mud . Or the serious back of beyond somewhere overseas. Weight isn't everything.