This paper explored bending performance of tubegusset joint primarily according to experiment and finite element model. The method which is used to determine ultimate strength of the joint was proposed on the base of three joint types including /4 circle ribbed, half circle ribbed and circle ribbed stiffeners. Compared with the Japanese electricity transmitting steel tubular tower manufacture norm, a conclusion has been drawn that the ultimate strength has relationship with several different parameters. The result shows that the ultimate strength of the joint is related not only to the wall thickness t, diameter D, length of gusset plate B and the yield deflection δ at the top of the relevant section under the current status of the region, but also to the ribbed plate. The formula about ultimate strength has important application value for engineering design.