I'm just curious why there are like no ahead cro-mo stems on the market? I understand that some people who have the need to zip around or commute 50 miles a day worry about weight and perhaps this tiny 3inch part would mess up their setup if it was cro-mo. However surely at least a few major companies would include a version in their line? Even bmx companies for whatever reason are happy to use cro-mo for the forks, frame and handlebars (which are MUCH larger and therefore heavier than a stem) but they always resort to an CNC Aluminum stem instead.
I've found some quill cro-mo (or more likely hi-ten) stems and a 110mm 0 degree rise unbranded chrome coloured cro-mo stem but that's about it. No choice in a riser stem, or a short stem like your typical bmx stem or for a standard black colour.
Anyway, I guess this is kind of a rant but I was wondering if there's some sort of mechanical reason no-one seems to offer these on the entire internet (UK searches in my case). Cro-mo handlebars are touted for how strong and reliable/'bomb-proof' they are. However surely when someone is pulling up aggressively on their bars for whatever reason, a massive amount of pressure is also been exerted on the stem which would therefore benefit from being made of the same material?
p.s. I've had to type cromolly in so many ways because even the various manufacturers can't seem to decide how to refer to it which makes searching for those parts especially tricky.