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Turbo noise

Happy new year everyone!

After a few weeks of overindulging, I've been back on my turbo again but have received complaints from my 3 year old son that it is too noisy and is preventing him from getting to sleep. I think at least 95% of his argument is more of an attempt to delay bed time but I am considering upgrading my existing turbo which is a 9/10 year old basic (i.e. not smart) Tacx trainer which works by providing resistance on the tyre. My question is how noticable would the difference be if I went for a direct drive model? If it's negligible and the only real benefit is realism and it being kinder on components then I probably wouldn't bother. 

Cheers! 

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