Hmm, makes sense. The hubs at the centre of the Alex Rims that came with my bike don’t click. I’ll have a closer look at them tomorrow to see if they have a brand. I also had some wheels on a custom built Saracen that didn’t, don’t know what wheels were on that though.
Nope, they don’t have a brand, apparently they’re just generic hubs 😕 . They do click but very quietly, you can’t hear them when you’re riding. They great for sneaking up on people and hearly giving them a heart attack. I’d use them but they feel like the bearings are filled with honey or something, no freeness at all.
Any wheel fitted with a freehub will click, admittedly some louder than others. Hope’s for example sound like there is a machine gun mounted to the rear of your bike. My shimano Xt’s however I can barely notice. In regards to getting better engagement I took my freehub off a wheel once, rinsed it with diesel three or four times to get the grime out. Let it dry the soaked it in a thin lube (paraffin oil IIRC) that seem to work a treat.