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The thing is, you will find what I consider "genuine" Vuelta wheels, and then you will find the kind that come on "direct-sell" bikes like they sell on bikesdirect.com (not bashing them, just stating) where they are just built to spec by an outside vendor and slapped with decals. Not bad necessarily, but a lower tier. Typically you won't find these types of models on the Vuelta's (or any other mfgr that does this) website.
How do I know this? I work for a manufacturing company, and it is a common manufacturing strategy. Source your "genuine" brand in house, and lower levels to meet certain price points or demand centers from low cost countries (LCCs).
So to make a long story short, it depends on which one of the levels of wheels you are getting, the real deal or the "sourced" ones.
Either will probably do you fine. Vuelta seems to make good wheels, so I would wager they expect a decent standard of quality from any "sourced" ones they sell.
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