1972 Paramount Track, 1972 Paramount P13 Road, 1972 Paramount Tandem, 1986 Paramount Road, Merckx MXL, Gunnar Cross Hairs, Samson Illusion NJS, KHS Aero Track, Titus Racer X 29er, Tom Palermo Custom Touring
They are heavy (590 grams or so), 34mm deep rims. They are highly sought after and the rims fetch 250-300/ea on ebay if they are new. I would gladly buy another set if they were in the $200/wheelset range and had minimal brake wear.
'86 Serotta Nova, '77 Schwinn SLT 12.2, '73 Fuji SSR
A bike I purchased in January came with a set of these. Lemme tell you, I am in love with them! They are pretty heavy, but nothing I notice as I don't race competitively. The ride is incredibly smooth and it feels like nothing could bang them out of true. Aesthetically they're very pretty, and polish up to a good shine.
At the time I knew they were nice, but I didn't know much about them and didn't know how nice. Unfortunately I'm planning on selling mine soon because they're way more then I want for my purposes. I'd appreciate more info too so I can get around to it... I've only come upon little bits and pieces of their history and value.
Part of the mid-90's crazy aero wave. Look amazing! I should have bought some when they were extra cheap five years ago
IIRC, they were the rims used for the Shamal/Vento etc wheelsets.
Don't know about the Ventos, but the Shamal rims of that era had about a 40mm tall profile, which is significantly taller than the Atlanta. So the Atlanta rims were not used for the Shamals.
A friend had a pair that cost him a little less than a pair of CXP-30 in the late-90's. My own inspection did not reveal any special features about the Atlantas that can explain their recent astronomical asking prices. $250-300 per rim, that's ludicrous.