I have ridden a rear wheel nemesis/mag 170 for 3100 miles so far, many times in the rain and flooded roads, no creaking here! Please keep us posted on how this gets resolved.
Contacted FWB, they said they have not had any issues with the 170 hub. They asked me to send it back to them to take a look at it, so off it will go...hopefully for the one and only time
FWB got the wheel. Here is the process they went through to identify the problem:
They mounted a tire and cassette and rode it, the sound I described was there.
So, they started with other options and checked the valve, spoke crosses and spoke heads to make sure none of them were the culprit. Which they weren’t. The hub was opened and they found that it was a little bit dry; it didn’t have enough lube from the factory. They also found that it was MISSING
a micro spacer which is used to adjust preload.
It was then cleaned, lubed and the micro spacer installed. They test rode it again and it was quiet. They assumed that the missing spacer which is 0.15mm thick was allowing the freehub body to move ever so slightly and cause the noise.
Someone was asleep at the wheel when they built the hub, missing a spacer and very little lube?
FWB was very fast with the repair and their communication was excellent, not their fault that someone at Tune had a brain freeze during the assembly.
Well, I hope it is trouble free from now on. I should get the wheel back in a couple of days, I'll put some miles on it and report back.