Vexplorer parts still legal?

Can I use the red vexplorer gears? What about the motors?

Even the motors?

No. It’s in the rules, no electronics from vexplorer.

Rule <R10b> “Electronics from the VEXpro, VEX-RCR, VEX IQ, or VEX Robotics by Hexbug product line are
prohibited including all VEXplorer electronics.”

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Awww, I wanted a low profile motor

Do you happen to know why they disallowed those electronics?

Well you can’t program the microcontroller and they couldn’t shut it off with field control. The camera wirelessly streams video off the field which is not allowed and the motors are in such short supply that it doesn’t make sense to allow them. They just were not designed for the competition.

You can not use Vexplorer parts according to the manual.

<R5d> - Official Robotics Components from the VEX Robotics Design System which have been
discontinued are still legal for competition use.

Vexplorer parts not disallowed by <R10b> (quoted by @DRow above) fall under this rule.