SLX would be fine - because few other part will be SLX. On the photo on this pageGreenLightGo said:The new Shimano SLX front d's have a smaller cage with more arc to it - they would be another option to explore.
Good Idea.ionsmuse said:Road derailleurs are also a potentially good option.
You mean even with an optimal derailleur you need monkey nuts with a 2,35" tire?phlite said:FWIW, i have an XTR front derailleur as well, not sure about the model # ... pretty old. But for best fit with my fatty rampage I had to get some surly monkey nuts, 2.0 I believe.