Ranger V2

$77 $189

The crown jewel of our stem collection. Strong, light and painstakingly surfaced in Whistler.

  • CNC machined in Canada by mountain bikers!
  • Sharp, clean lines and intricate design
  • 31.8mm bar mount
  • Our lightest stem

**All 60mm and 70mm are 50% off!**


Process // CNC Machined
Material // Premium 6061 Alloy
Lengths // 31/40/50/60/70mm
Rise // 0º
Clamp Size // 31.8mm
Stack Height // 38mm
Steerer // 1 1/8"
Weight // 175g (50mm)

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CNC Machining is a process in which a piece of raw material or stock is cut into a final desired shape using a computer controlled machine and often several different machine tools. Depending on the operation in question different tools are called, for example ball mills, end mills, thread mills, taps and slitting saws to name a few, all have different uses and come in all manner of shapes and sizes.

Machining produces extremely accurate parts, often to within 0.001" (I know,  Canada is mostly metric but the industry predominately uses imperial units), and is renowned for creating a very high-end look with 3D surfacing and clean, strong edges which forging cannot produce.

Because every aspect of the part must be "cut out" machined parts take a long time to produce. A Ranger body for example takes 20 minutes to machine (the face plate is made separately), then it still needs to be deburred, quality checked, anodised, laser etched and assembled.  

Our CNC Machined parts are generally more expensive than our Forged parts.

Zedler is known within the cycling industry as the foremost test institute for bicycle frames and components.  Based in Germany, they have been making test equipment and conducting third party testing for 30 years.  In the cycling industry, the most common testing standard for bicycles and components, the EN/ISO Standard, is decades old and not really relatable to the kind of loads that modern components see.  For this reason, Zedler have created test standards that test up to the EN/ISO standard and then far beyond this, to simulate the most extreme scenarios that today’s components will see in use. 

Part of the latest evolution of our handlebars was to ensure that all of the design improvements we’ve made translated in to real-world, measurable increases in performance.  Part of this was to build our own test lab and equipment, where we can test prototype and also production batches of handlebars for safety and performance.  We also sent our new carbon bars to Zedler to test them to their high industry standard, which allows us to benchmark them against other products available on the market.

The tests in question relate to the fatigue life of the bar, and are designed to simulate the loads that the handlebar will see over its entire service life. These include a precisely designed and controlled sequence of loads on the handlebar in all directions, and also a ‘Push-Pull Test’ which as the name suggests, pushes and pulls on the bars with a high force, in the middle of the test. In the real world, this could relate to landing a large drop to flat after already riding the bar for a few years.

Both the Cutlass and BZA passed the highest test standard available from Zedler, the ‘Advanced Plus’ test. Both handlebars were intact at the end of these tests, and we stopped ‘End of Life’ testing when it became clear that it may take many more rounds of testing to see a failures from the bars.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Great stem

Great looking stem.

Eric L.

after many purchases, i really enjoy my parts, clothes and almost my Rootdown. Can't wait to the next summer! Thanks to my favorite bike company!!

paul d.
This stem is stemming great

This stem is great. Looks swell. Super stiff and nice hardware. Nice job Chromag!

It all stems from great reviews like this one.


Best stem ever and made in Canada

Mark H.
Quality Stem

Beautiful piece of kit. Well machined, spotless finish and at 207g for a 70mm it’s lightish but you can tell it’s bombproof. I’m a lifelong Thomson user and this is just as good/well made.

Jody P.
The Gold Standard of Stems

What a beautiful piece of bike kit! The high quality of the design and perfectly executed machining are obvious right out of the box! This stem is robust without being too heavy; giving me the confidence to send it at every opportunity!

G. A.
Super-solid Performer

This stem is quite light, and feels very sturdy. The connection to the bar is rock-solid, installation is easy, and you can get them in a short length. The machining is very well done, and like all Chromag components I own, the finish is phenomenal!

I'm quite happy with the stem, it matches up with other Chromag components on the bike for a clean look.

Mohd A.H.
My best stem all the time

Superb awesone stem..never turning back...the best stem i ever had all the time....