Hi and thanks for your question.
It's not in the FAQ because this isn't a consumer help site to choose a particular model and brand for a particular application.
We pick locks as a hobby, that's our thing, but we're glad to help the occasional person who stops by asking what they should get to protect their bike, car, home, boat, airplane, girlfriend's virginity, snow mobile, gym locker, dorm room, etc.
As this is your first post since joining in 2007, I'm gonna guess you are a hobby picker, but at the moment someone in your life is asking you how to protect their $150 dollar bike? Or is this simply a theoretical exercise?
A $150 dollar bike is... cant be that awesome to begin with, but I know thieves will steal anything that is not nailed down. I think we have to know a little more. Is this bike being locked at home to something? Is it in a nice neighborhood and being locked to a rack at the local junior high school? is it in New York City being locked to a street sign in Manhattan in the middle of a busy day?
Are you worried about someone taking off the back tire if the lock only locks the front tire and frame to the rack/tree/pole/fence?
Personally for that bike, I'd get an ABUS cable for $10 (like one of these http://abus.de/us/main.asp?ScreenLang=us&sid=9097864031902542410201174104143133&select=0104b09&artikel=4003318257186
) it is long enough to go through BOTH wheels and the frame and still lock to something like a metal railing, fence post, sign, bike rack, etc.
and an ABUS 24/70 Discus padlock for $25, http://www.mrlock.com/10012.html?id=3RdJio3a
which is hard to cut and not so easy to pick as compared to a Master Lock. (only issue I could see is that both cable eyelets may not fit into the horizontal shackle opening, so maybe another model would be better, something like this American Lock Series 50: http://www.mrlock.com/mfg/american/50.html
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but that's my recommendation, and the point I guess is that each situation is usually so specific to the person that just one model of lock may not cover all the details.